FRIDAY, JANUARY 3
The conference will be held at The Westin San Diego Hotel in San Diego, California. The Westin San Diego Hotel is located in the heart of downtown San Diego, the 25 floors of guest rooms feature panoramic views of the San Diego Bay, Coronado Island, and the downtown cityscape. Convenient to business, shopping, and within walking distance of the San Diego Convention Center, Seaport Village, Little Italy, the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, and a variety of shopping options.
A reduced conference rate of $199 per night (plus tax) is available to conference attendees until Friday, January 3, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., local time. Reservations may be made online below or by calling (888) 627-9033 and requesting the AACR Cancer Susceptibility and Cancer Susceptibility Syndromes conference rate. Included with your reservation at the Westin is complimentary guest room internet for the duration of the conference. The hotel will accept reservations at the reduced conference rate on a space-available basis until the cut-off date. Reservations made after this date will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the nearest available rate. Applied to the room charge will be state and local taxes, which are currently 12.565 percent. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card at the time of reservation. A deposit equal to one night’s stay will be charged to the credit card at the time the reservation is made. Note that check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.
TRAVEL TO SAN DIEGO
The closest major airport to the conference site is the San Diego International Airport (SAN), located approximately 10 minutes from the hotel. The AACR has named Gant Travel Management as its official travel coordinator for this conference. Gant will provide custom itineraries with the lowest applicable airfares and best journey time. Gant is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time, Monday through Friday. To receive exclusive conference discounts, please contact Gant at email@example.com or toll-free at (877) 924-2298 [outside of the U.S. and Canada, please call (630) 227-3818].
The Westin San Diego offers complimentary airport shuttle to and from the San Diego International Airport that runs daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Taxi service is readily available between the San Diego International Airport (SAN) and The Westin San Diego Hotel. Taxi service is approximately $15 one-way, plus gratuity. Shuttle service is also available for $10 per person, one-way, via SuperShuttle. Additionally, the AACR has arranged for a car rental discount through Hertz. To make a reservation, call Hertz at (800) 654-2240 from the U.S. and Canada or at 405-749-4434 from outside of the U.S. and Canada, or you may book online. Please refer to the discount CV# 02ST0018.
Researchers from more than 50 different countries around the world regularly participate in AACR meetings and conferences. The association encourages and appreciates the contributions of international researchers at our programs. If you plan to attend this AACR conference, please contact the American Consulate in your country to review the current regulations for travel to the United States. Obtaining the proper documentation may take several weeks or months, depending on your location, so we encourage you to contact the consulate as soon as possible if you are considering attending this conference. Information is also available on the U.S. Department of State website.
HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS